A linear 11 mile walk over the beautiful hills and river valleys between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon going via Monkton Combe and Iford. Return by train or bus to Bath.
We will quickly leave the city to join the Bath Skyline southwards to the River Avon and Kennet and Avon canal at Dundas Aqueduct. Onward to Monkton Combe along the Somersetshire Coal Canal and the old railway line and up the hill to the outskirts of Limpley Stoke. Skirting around Limpley Stoke we get to Park Corner and Sharpstone and join the River Frome to Iford Manor. Then to Westwood and down to Avoncliff Aqueduct, completing the walk by following the River Avon into Bradford-on-Avon.
There are regular trains and buses back to Bath well into the evening so those who wish to explore the lovely old town of Bradford-on-Avon with its Saxon church, Tithe Barn (both of which we will pass) and lock up (a Blind House) on the town bridge need not rush. Plenty of photo opportunities.
A longish walk but it won’t be a route march! Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.
Practicalities – Starting in Brunel Square between the bus and train station and finishing in the middle of Bradford-on-Avon. There are stiles, steps and steep sections along the way. There are toilet/refreshment facilities near the start and finish and at Dundas.
Dogs are welcome on this walk (will need to be on leads for some sections).
The walk leader is Peter Bird, Cotswold Voluntary Warden.
Booking is essential please, book your free place here – Book BoA